Sunday, August 28, 2011

Embracing Tranquility

Living in the city there is always something going on. It is very easy to get caught up in the whirl of activities. Our minds and bodies however need a bit of tranquility to recoup from time to time. It is times like that when I embrace tranquility and head straight for one of the many beautiful parks in our city, such as the Japanese Gardens you see in these photos.

Sunday Best photo submission
Although the busy streets are not far from the park very rarely do you hear the hectic street sounds. As I was walking in the park, every so often I would smell the scent of burning wood and kept thinking of a camp fire. The scent was strong and steady in one area of the park, so after leaving the park I took a look around and discovered that a homeowner next to the park had trimmed his trees and was burning the dried branches in one of those cast iron fire pits. For me it added to the serenity of the park, reminding me of the beautiful camp sights I have enjoyed in years past.

Unknown Mami


TexWisGirl said...

the last shot is just beautiful. yes, looks like a great place to recharge your battery.

Keetha Broyles said...


Very peaceful indeed.

Unknown Mami said...

I love that. I live in a city and it makes me so happy that I can find green spaces that make me forget about the cars.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Nice! There's a Japanese garden in one of the parks not too far away (about 45 minutes). I haven't been there in a long time but it's really nice and has a Koi pond.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

This is a lovely spot to walk and reflect. Beautiful photos. Thanks so much for joining in at Your Sunday Best this week. :)